Public Health Program Admissions

The Touro University California Public Health Program seeks to promote the health and well-being of local and global communities through education, service, and research, with a focus on under-served populations. Several options are available for those who wish to embrace this mission and apply for entrance into the Public Health Program: 

  • TUC Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine/Master of Public Health dual degree. This option allows students in the Touro University California College of Osteopathic Medicine to concurrently earn a Master of Public Health degree with very little extra time added onto the four years required for the medical degree. Candidates first apply for and get accepted into the College of Osteopathic Medicine, then submit a direct application through the TUC ApplyYourself system.  No application fee is required.  Start dates for dual degree students are restricted to the summer term.
  • Touro University Nevada Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine/Master of Public Health dual degree.  This option allows students in the Touro University Nevada College of Osteopathic Medicine (TUNCOM) to concurrently earn a Master of Public Health degree with very little extra time added onto the four years required for the medical degree. Candidates first apply for and get accepted into the Touro University Nevada College of Osteopathic Medicine, then submit a direct application through the TUC ApplyYourself system.  No application fee is required.  Start dates for dual degree students are restricted to the summer term.
  • Master of Public Health (MPH). This is the main option for those who wish to enter the challenging and rewarding field of Public Health. Some candidates may also choose this option to add depth to their portfolio with the goal of applying to other health professions programs at some point in the future. Candidates apply through SOPHAS for this option. 
  • Visiting Student. This option is designed for those who wish to take a few classes, without a full commitment, to determine whether or not they wish to continue to one of the other options. Visiting Students are permitted to enroll in up to 12 units, after which time they must either apply for entrance (and be admitted) into one of the other options or withdraw from the Program. Candidates apply through SOPHAS for this option.
  • Joint Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies/Master of Public Health (MSPAS/MPH). This option combines the Physician Assistant and Public Health curricula into one, 33 month long program. Candidates apply through the Joint MSPAS/MPH program for this option. 
  • Doctor of Pharmacy/Master of Public Health dual degree. This option allows students in the College of Pharmacy to earn a Master of Public Health with very little extra time added onto the four years required for the pharmacy degree. Candidates first apply for and get accepted into the College of Pharmacy, then submit a direct application through the TUC ApplyYourself system.  No application fee is required.  Start dates for dual degree students are restricted to the summer term.
  • Invitational MPH.  This option is available, by invitation only, to those who previously applied but did not get accepted into another TUC academic program (Osteopathic Medicine, Pharmacy, or Physician Assistant Studies) and who wish to enroll in the Public Health Program to broaden their health care knowledge and improve upon their academic portfolio.  Invited candidates submit a direct application through the TUC ApplyYourself system.  No application fee is required. 
  • Re-Admission.  This option is available to those who previously enrolled but chose to discontinue their studies.  This applies to any MPH student who has not attended classes for 1 calendar year or longer.  Applicants for Re-Admission submit a direct application through the TUC ApplyYourself system.  No application fee is required.  Applicants for re-admission must contact Ms. Naisha Bible (naisha.bible@tu.edu) before accessing the application to confirm which sections of the application may be skipped. 

Recruitment Events!

College of Osteopathic Medicine Open House

TUCOM California will host an open house on Thursday, February 21st, from 4:30 to 8:00.
Click here for more information and to RSVP!

COP Class of 2023 New Student Mixer

The College of Pharmacy is hosing a new student mixer for the Class of 2023 on Sunday,
February 17th, from 1:15 to 4:45.  Click here for more information and to RSVP!

Pharmacy Webinars

Curious about our college of pharmacy and the innovative "2+2" curriculum? 
Attend one of our information webinars!  RSVP and other information for these free
webinars is available at http://cop.tu.edu/aboutus/index.html.

Additional Recruiting Events

University representatives will be attending the following events:

  • January 17 - AACOM Virtual Fair
  • January 24 - UC Davis PostBac Panel 
  • February 2 - SUMMA conference at Stanford University
  • February 17 - Pharmacy New Student Mixer (Class of 2023, TUC hosted event)
  • February 19 - University of Arizona grad school fair
  • February 20 - Arizona State University grad school fair
  • February 20 - Colorado State University Multi-COM event
  • February 21 - COM Open House (TUC hosted event)
  • February 21 - University of Colorado - Boulder grad school fair
  • February 22 - RVCOM Multi-COM event
  • February 22 - UC Davis Pre-Health Gap Year Fair 
  • March 9 - LMSA West Regional Conference at Stanford University
  • March 21 - KGI PostBac Program Visit (TUC hosted event) 
  • April 6 - UJC Berkeley PILLS conference
  • April 9 - PA Virtual Fair
  • April 11 - AACOM Multi-COM event (Washington, D.C.)
  • April 16 - UC Irvine grad school fair
  • April 18 - UC Riverside grad school fair
  • April 23 - Oregon State University grad school fair
  • April 24 - University of Oregon grad school fair
  • April 24 - University of Portland grad school fair
  • April 25 - Washington State University - Vancouver grad school fair
  • April 26 - WAAHP Meet and Greet
  • April 27 - San Diego State University Aztec Pre-Professional Health Conference



 



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Non-Discrimination Policy

Touro University California does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex (including pregnancy or childbirth), gender identity or expression, marital status, disability, medical condition, genetic information, age, sexual orientation, ethnicity, veteran status, or any other status characteristic protected by applicable laws in employment, or in admission, treatment or access to educational programs or activities.

To the extent provided by law, the university will reasonably accommodate qualified individuals with disabilities which meet the legal standards for documentation, whenever the individual is otherwise qualified to safely perform all essential functions of the position and meet the academic program technical standards.

This notice is given pursuant to the requirements of Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Age Discrimination Act of 1975, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Clery Act of 1998.  For further information on notice of non-discrimination, visit http://wdcrobcolp01.ed.gov/CFAPPS/OCR/contactus.cfm for the address and phone number of the office that serves your area, or call 1-800-421-3481.

The following persons have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies.  Please note that contact information listed here is for discrimination inquiries only.  Please contact the Office of Admissions for admissions related inquiries.

Kathy Lowe
Director of Human Resources and Title IX Coordinator
Touro University California
1310 Club Drive
Vallejo, CA 94592
(707) 638-5806

Dr. James Binkerd
Interim Dean of Student Affairs
Touro University California
1310 Club Drive
Vallejo, CA 94592
(707) 638-5883